Season by Date

At the Rothko Chapel, we are committed to presenting programs that engage diverse constituencies, elevate the spirit, foster dialogue and champion ethical action. Rather than providing a forum for particular ideological agendas, the Rothko Chapel’s programs seek to weigh differing assertions through a process of public questioning and critical response. We aspire to present programs that focus upon injustice throughout the world, ask the difficult questions of conscience and foster passionate debate, ever mindful of our charge to celebrate the human spirit in its many expressions.

The Rothko Chapel is pleased to present a distinguished roster of scholars, musicians, journalists, and spiritual leaders who will speak, perform, and lead meditations. Please see below for listing of 2013-2014 Programs.

Please note, all of the Rothko Chapel's programs are held on site at 3900 Yupon Street unless otherwise noted. With rare exception, all programs are free. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. When indicated, please RSVP by following the provided link. To download a copy of the season brochure, please click HERE.

April

16 A Night of Arab Poetry and Oud Music, Fady Joudah, Poet and Rahim AlHaj, Oud Musician, Presented in partnership with FotoFest and Arab American Cultural and Community Center

19
Yoga on the Plaza, Bayou Bliss Yoga

22
Dismantling Hurtful Worldviews, Anne McClintock, Ph.D., Talk to Commemorate Earth Day

24
Sound Observations at the Rothko Chapel, Charles Curtis and The Nameless Sound Ensemble, Presented in partnership with Nameless Sound, Concert

26
Yoga on the Plaza, Bayou Bliss Yoga

27
From Auschwitz to the International Court of Justice, Judge Thomas Buergenthal, Talk to Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

29 Mark Rothko: Seeing in the Dark, Harry Cooper, Ph.D., Talk

May

1 Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool, Henderson Smith

3 MenilFest, Lisa Harris, Seven Doors Chakra Tuning

6
Mark Rothko: The Houston Connection, Chelby King, Talk

7
Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing, Ginger Clarkson, Vipassana Tradition

8
Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool, Henderson Smith

13
Poetry for Peace, Naomi Shihab Nye and Chana Bloch, Poetry Reading to Mark Israeli Independence Day/Palestinian Nakba

15
Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool, Henderson Smith

21
Mark Rothko: A Response in Verse, Nicole Brossard, Poetry Reading

22
Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool, Henderson Smith

29
Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool, Henderson Smith

June

4 Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing, Zen Tradition

5
Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool, Henderson Smith

12
Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool, Henderson Smith

19
Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool, Henderson Smith

19
Summer Sounds on the Plaza: Sara Hickman and Family, Concert

21
Summer Solstice Observation

26
Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool, Henderson Smith

29 Clarity and Compassion: Lessons from a Zen Garden, Karen Maezen Miller, Talk and Meditation

July 

2 Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing, Gurdjieff Tradition

24
Summer Sounds on the Plaza: Jon Dee Graham and Son, Concert

August

6 Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing, Sikh Tradition

21
Summer Sounds on the Plaza: Mariachi Imperial de America, Concert